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Systra aims to become top bridge specialist with new acquisition

Engineering firm Systra says it wants to become "one of the top 10 international bridge specialists in the world" following the purchase of American firm International Bridge Technologies.
HART trains are set to operate on the system under their own power for the first time. Credit: HART.

Live testing to begin on Honolulu’s new urban rail system

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is to begin live train testing for the new urban rail rapid transit system.
The Qbuzz operated Utrecht sneltram service U-OV. Credit: Bonaber.

FS Italiane continues European expansion with Dutch acquisition

State-owned railway infrastructure manager FS Italiane has acquired Dutch operator Qbuzz.
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Russian Railways and Siemens discuss cooperation

State-owned Russian Railways has met with German technology giant Siemens to discuss potential cooperation.
The Hyundai Rotem-built rolling stock for the Ui line. Credit: Hyundai Rotem.

Seoul launches new light rail line

A 11.4km light railway line has been launched in South Korea's capital city. 
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Midland Metro’s £149m extension to open in 2021

A 2km extension of Transport for West Midlands' Midland Metro has been given the go ahead in the UK.
Credit: Skoda.

Finnish operator orders 20 double-deck coaches due to rising demand

Growth in passenger demand has led Finnish passenger operator VR to order an additional 20 double-deck coaches from Skoda Transportation Group.
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New freight rolling stock to be unveiled at Russian expo

Two new rolling stock models are to be unveiled by manufacturer RM Rail at the International Fair of Railway Equipment and Technologies Expo in Moscow.
The last train at Brighton. Credit: GTR.

Thameslink bids farewell to final Class 319s

Thameslink have retired the last of the operating Class 319s almost 30 years after they first entered service. On August 27, units 319217 and 319435 were coupled together as an eight-carriage service to make a final southbound...
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New Zealand trains find new lease of life in Mozambique

A fleet of trains that were originally built for British Rail in the early 1970s are getting a new lease of life in Africa.